Letter to the editor: Nelson has experience, specific plans to lead city


I voted for Mike Nelson in our last election for Mayor of Edmonds, and plan to do so again in November. He guided our city through the pandemic and led Edmonds to be a more welcoming and open community. With that said, I trust he will do the same when elected for the next four years.

I have paid attention to the details of decisions and priorities Mike Nelson has as mayor. He has accomplishments, with our police and safety, preservation of public places, and inclusivity. I believe in his hope for this city.   
Mike Nelson said he is, “looking forward to making our community more walkable, investing in Highway 99, and to ensure that all residents are represented.” Hespecifically mentioned his commitment to helping people who have been historically ignored. I attended the Candidate Conversation event on Oct. 14, and he shared a story about a family’s feeling reconnected by the inclusive playgrounds recently built in the city.  He said,  “These are the things that make me proud.”  During the event, Mike Nelson cited specific examples of what he has done and what he plans to do to continue to make Edmonds a great place to live. I believe he understands safety, the budget, the environment and people of all walks of life. He has experience and specific plans to lead our city.
Consider a vote to reelect Mike Nelson for Mayor of Edmonds.
Pat Tilden
  1. Mentioned elsewhere but I’ll be my usual broken record. Looking at the state public campaign accounting sight; Mike Rosen obviously knows how to raise funds. I’m going with the guy that knows how to bring in money; over the guy who’s main claim to fame is spending it unwisely and messing up what should be relatively simple tasks to please his loyalists on the City Council. The now defunct gang of four is trying to resurrect itself starting with the Paine and Eck gang of two with a long shot at Mackey Guenther making it three. That explains the Strom Peterson LTE for Mackey over the highly independent thinking and clearly more qualified Michelle Dotsch. Ask yourself what Paine, Eck, Peterson and Nelson all have in common? If you don’t believe me look back at MEN archives’ Susan Paine kick off event and see these people flocking together. They are just using Mackey. Politics are really pretty simple if you don’t over think the game.

  2. I am voting for Mike Nelson. He cares about all people rich or poor. He cares about the environment and the marsh and the Salish Sea. And he listens.

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